Clergy & Staff

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Huyck, Rector

Jonathan Huyck became the 21st rector of Grace Church on August 1, 2010. He holds degrees from Brown University, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the General Theological Seminary and is an honorary canon of the American Cathedral in Paris, where he served as canon pastor for six years before coming to Grace. He was born in New York City and raised in New York and Connecticut. Before his ordination to the priesthood in 2004, he was a comedy writer in New York and is still loyal to the American League baseball team of that city which shall remain nameless. He also loves the Beatles, cooking (Georgian food, especially), singing, and old buildings (Providence does very well on that score).

Mark Johnson, Organist and Choirmaster

Mark Johnson has spent his entire working life as a church musician. He arrived at Grace Church in January 1990 from Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky, having previously served parishes in Massachusetts, and Upstate New York. During his time at Grace he also simultaneously served as director of music at St. John the Evangelist in Newport (1996-2001) and the Cathedral of St. John (2004-2007). From October 2000 to April 2001, he worked as director of the chapel choir at Bramdean School in Exeter in the United Kingdom. From 1998 to 2006 he served as “musician” to the House of Bishops. Mark began teaching voice at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island, in 2004. Over the years he has helped out with diocesan services in the dioceses of Central New York, Albany and Kentucky, and he has served as dean of the both the Central New York and St Lawrence River chapters of the American Guild of Organists.

Meredith “Champ” Cooley, Facilities Manager
Champ (as everyone calls him) was born in Skowhegan, Maine, and is married to Gail. His favorite hobby being a DJ at Riverbend Campgrounds in Connecticut.

Anthony Perez, Sexton

Veda Bucko, Parish Administrator